|Botanical Name||Stryax benzoin|
|Common Name||Benzoin resinoid, Benzoin Essential Oil, Benzoin, Friar's balsam.|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Solubility||Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils|
|Specific Gravity||0.990 @ 72°F|
|Optical Rotation||0.990 @ 72°F|
|Refrective Index||1.4021 to 1.4022|
|Bland With||Rosewood, rose, sandalwood, lemon, myrrh, jasmine, juniperberry, frankincense, other citrus & spice oils.|
|Flash Point||Above 200 °F|
|Extraction Method||Solvent Extraction|
Benzoin Pure is extracted from a large tropical tree with pale green leaves. Used in Orient for its incense and medicinal properties, the oil is extracted from the trunk of tree when hacked oozes out liquid Benzoin that accumulates beneath bark or exudes from incisions.
The Benzoin tree originates in java, Sumatra and Thailand where it can grow up to 8 meters (20 feet). Deep incisions are made in the trunk of the tree from which the grayish-colored sap exudes. When the resinous lump become hard and brittle, it is collected from the bark. It is then cleaned and processed by solvent extraction to produce the thick, resinous oil. Also known as Gum Benjamin, It is recommended placing the bottle in very hot water bath, changing the water frequently and once it is back to the liquid state, gently agitate before use. Benzoin was first reported in 1832 by Justus von Liebig and Friedrich Woehler during their research on oil of bitter almond which is benzaldehyde with traces of hydrocyanic acid. The catalytic synthesis by the benzoin condensation was improved by Nikolay Zinin during his time with Liebig.
Color : Brown, viscous liquid @22C with Warm, sweet balsamic,
Aroma : Benzoin oil has a sweet, warm and vanilla-like aroma.
Benzyl benzoate Benzyl alcohol (Z)-Cinnamyl (E)-Cinnamate
Used in soap making ingredients, massage oils, lotions, diffusers, scent, potpourri, air fresheners, perfume oils, body fragrance, aromatherapy products, towel scenting, bath oils, spa's, incense, laundry, light rings, facial steams and hair treatments. Further, the oil is also helpful for treating bronchitis, asthma, colds & flu, treating arthritis, soothing sore throats & rheumatism. Benzoin oil has been in use for thousands of years ago instances have been found of its use in some of the oldest civilization of the world, particularly in their religion ceremonies and in their medicines, mainly due to its antidepressant, disinfectant, and aromatic properties. Benzoin essential oil in pharma Benzoin oil is golden-colored, aromatic, thick, resinous oil obtained from the Benzoin tree whose scientific name is styrax benzoin. Its chief components are Benzyl Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Benzaldehyde, Coniferyl Benzoate, cinnamic acid, and Vanillin. It is antifungal, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and a mild expectorant. It regenerates the skin and is an excellent healing agent. Essence of Benzoin essential oil Benzoin is one of the classic ingredients of increase, and it has been widely used in perfumery. Due to Vanillin it has vanilla flavor like aroma.